Horns Helping Horns

Horns Helping Horns Students

Horns Helping Horns


Horns Helping Horns is a program for  financially independent students and foster care alumni who arrive at UT Austin with little or no family support and very limited resources. The program provides students with advocacy, community, and support through their time at UT Austin.


Learn about Horns Helping Horns

The Horns Helping Horns program has many benefits, services and resources for our student members.

Person applying on a computer to the HHH program


Applications are currently closed. Sometimes spots become available throughout the year, so please check back in the spring. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Jessica Timpson at jessica.timpson@austin.utexas.edu.

Mentor and mentee talking

Mentorship Program

Horns Helping Horns members have the option to participate in our mentorship program. Mentors are UT Austin staff from both academics and student affairs.


Stay Up to Date

Horns Helping Horns produces monthly newsletters during the school year in addition to creating yearly reports. Check out the articles that Horns Helping Horns has been featured in.


Contact Us

Jessica Timpson, LMSW (she/her)
HHH Program Coordinator

For Donors

Gifts from alumni, parents and friends of The University of Texas at Austin fund Horns Helping Horns.

Tuition Exemption for Foster and Adopted Children

Students who have a history of foster care in the State of Texas may be eligible to receive a Tuition and Fee Waiver from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).
To see if you may be eligible for the waiver, please visit https://bit.ly/3unlkqX.

SPARK Program

Spark, our sister program at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing, has created a network of support to assist current and potential college students who have experienced foster care to achieve educational success.
Learn more at https://bit.ly/3RFGqe6.

Transitional Living Services for Youth and Young Adults

Transitional Living Services, programs, and benefits help foster care youth and young adults make the transition to adulthood smoother and help them identify and achieve long-term education, career, and life goals.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3um89GJ

*The University of Texas at Austin is not directly affiliated with the above resource links unless otherwise identified in the specific document.